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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

All Cancer Sites, 2009 - 2013

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 161.4 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.3.0.0)

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

Pennsylvania (State)

United States

Philadelphia County

Forest County

Venango County

Fayette County

Clinton County

Greene County

Potter County

Carbon County

Crawford County

Wyoming County

Elk County

Perry County

Delaware County

Mercer County

Schuylkill County

Washington County

Sullivan County

Lawrence County

Bradford County

Jefferson County

Clearfield County

Erie County

Allegheny County

Luzerne County

Beaver County

Monroe County

Blair County

Clarion County

Wayne County

Warren County

Lycoming County

Lackawanna County

Fulton County

Northumberland County

Westmoreland County

Columbia County

Tioga County

Lebanon County

Huntingdon County

Northampton County

Armstrong County

McKean County

York County

Butler County

Dauphin County

Bucks County

Cambria County

Lehigh County

Mifflin County

Adams County

Susquehanna County

Juniata County

Berks County

Franklin County

Montgomery County

Cameron County

Somerset County

Snyder County

Chester County

Lancaster County

Pike County

Cumberland County

Montour County

Indiana County

Bedford County

Union County

Centre County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/05/2016 9:36 am.
State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).

Trend
Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.3.0.0). Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

Source: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2014 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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